Tag: library funding

Libraries news round-up: 30 May 2018

The Midsomer Norton, Radstock & District Journal: 30 May Midsomer Norton library and information service official opening Officially opened on Monday 4th June   Eastbourne Herald: 30 May Five of seven closed libraries could reopen as community projects   The…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 July

The Guardian: 10 July Lancashire plans to reopen libraries, but Shropshire considers more cuts Stratford Herald: 10 July First glimpse of Stratford’s new look library https://www.stratford-herald.com/73053-first-glimpse-stratfords-new-look-library.html

Libraries News Round-up: 14 December 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 13th December Libraries proposal given the green light by committee – but only by one vote http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14963213.Libraries_proposal_given_the_green_light_by_committee___but_only_by_one_vote/ Swindon Advertiser : 14th December Ministers suggest libraries could stay http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14966644.Ministers_suggest_libraries_could_stay/ Newbury Weekly News : 14th December Revealed: The cost…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 May 2016

THE INDEPENDENT : 24th May London library closures cost local council three times more than keeping them open http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/lambeth-council-london-library-closures-cost-three-times-more-than-it-did-to-keep-them-open-a7043921.html THE BOOKSELLER : 24th May Stephen Fry backs libraries in poster campaign http://www.thebookseller.com/news/stephen-fry-becomes-cilips-poster-boy-save-libraries-330283 Booktrade Info : 24th May Stephen Fry Supports…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 May 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 22nd May Council closed libraries to cut costs, then spent more to guard them Lambeth http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/22/lambeth-council-closed-libraries-security-guards Leon’s Library Blog : 22nd May Mythomania https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/05/22/mythomania/

Libraries News Round-up: 18 May 2016

UTV : 18th May Anger over plans to cut NI library hours http://www.u.tv/News/2016/05/18/Anger-over-plans-to-cut-NI-library-hours-59182 Blackpool Gazette : 18th May Lancashire | Public inquiry threat over libraries axe http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/whats-on/arts/public-inquiry-threat-over-libraries-axe-1-7917583 Blackpool Gazette : 18th May Lancashire | Politically Correct by Howard Ballard County Hall politics closed our libraries http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/opinion/politically-correct-by-howard-ballard-1-7917871 Newbury…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 May 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 17th May How do I join the Summer Reading Challenge 2016? http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/may/17/how-do-i-join-the-summer-reading-challenge-2016 BBC News : 17th May Libraries NI: Opening hours could be cut at 14 premises under plans http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-36309813 Don’t Privatise Libraries : 17th May ‘Lewisham…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 May 2016

Make a difference https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/05/12/make-a-difference/ Northern Echo : 12th May Friends group launched to save Darlington’s libraries http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14489490.Friends_group_launched_to_save_Darlington_s_libraries/ Skegness Standard : 11th May Lincolnshire | New-look Alford Library offers homely atmopshere http://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/new-look-alford-library-offers-homely-atmopshere-1-7379407 Lytham St Anne’s Express : 12th May Lancashire | MP condemns closure hit-list…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 May 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th May MP’s campaign against Lancashire library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mp-criticses-lancashire-library-closures-328510 You Tube | Lancashire Headline News : 9th May Campaigners disappointed at plans to close 29 Lancashire libraries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7o7sWFKasA Lancashire Telegraph : 9th May County Council boss accused…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 May 2016

BBC News : 7th May Lancashire libraries closure plan criticised by MP Paul Maynard MP http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-36233716 Lancaster & Morecambe Citizen : 8th May Anger as county reveals libraries and childrens centres hit list http://www.thelancasterandmorecambecitizen.co.uk/news/14478441.Anger_as_county_reveals_libraries_and_childrens_centres_hit_list/

Libraries News Round-up: 27 April 2016

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1417 Library News | DCMS + Lambeth and Lincolnshire Available now in newsagents Fleetwood Today : 27th April Lancashire | Political row over libraries protest in Wyre http://www.fleetwoodtoday.co.uk/news/local/political-row-over-libraries-protest-in-wyre-1-7879761 BBC News : 27th April Listed Walkley Library in Sheffield to house bar http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-36143741…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th April Saving libraries from cuts is crucial, say UK readers in survey http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/13/saving-libraries-from-cuts-is-crucial-say-uk-readers-in-survey BBC News : 13th April Dorset school library service scrapped http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-36036354 PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1416 Library News | Hove’s Carnegie Library Available in newsagents…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 April 2016

Public Libraries News : 7th April Editorial | The other 11% are misinformed:  89% say public libraries are crucial http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/04/the-other-11-are-misinformed-89-say-public-libraries-are-crucial.html Doughty Street Chambers : 6th April High Court quashes decision to close Shropshire Library http://www.doughtystreet.co.uk/news/article/high-court-quashes-decision-to-close-shropshire-library THE BOOKSELLER : 7th April Teachers’ union…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 April 2016

Newbury Today : 6th April West Berkshire | Were council’s library closure proposals legal? http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/17786/Were-council-s-library-closure-proposals.html BBC News : 6th April Education | Too many school libraries ‘face cuts or closure’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35940002 DAILY MIRROR : 6th April Teachers call for Ofsted to check school libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th March Libraries Taskforce ‘Ambition’ report lacks detail on numbers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-ambition-report-lacks-detail-on-numbers-325162 THE GUARDIAN : 24th March Libraries are too important to leave to councils: it’s time to ringfence their funds http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/mar/24/libraries-councils-ringfence-funding-budgets THE GUARDIAN : 24th March The…